Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! (2008)

21 March 2008

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With his signature evocative and rhyming text, writer and cartoonist Dr. Seuss, an American treasure whose books have delighted generations of young people, opens one of his most beloved tales, Horton Hears a Who!

Now, over fifty years since Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, published this perennial favourite, the makers of ICE AGE and comedy giants Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, bring it to life in a way never before experienced. For the first time, a motion picture transports audiences into Dr. Seuss’ incredible imagination, through state-of-the-art CG animation. DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! ™ is Seuss as you want to experience his work at the movies – and as it was meant to be seen.

The film, like Seuss’ book, presents an imaginative elephant named Horton (Carrey) who hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn’t know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor (Carell). Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbours, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle…because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

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